Georgia’s gas prices dipped slightly during the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide currently pay an average price of of $2.96 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. That is one cent less than a week ago, two cents more than a month ago, and 98 cents more than this time last year.
It now costs $44.40 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $7.50 more than what motorists paid in January of 2020, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.46 a gallon.
Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, asserts, “Georgia pump prices remain steady across the state. Although the Georgia gas price average remains under $3 per gallon for the most part, AAA expects the national average to remain above that price point.”
Sunday’s national average of $3.18 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is the same as last week, three cents more than last month, and $1.11 more than this time last year.
Demand for gasoline declined last week, as indicated by the EIA (or Energy Information Administration). The decrease is likely due to the beginning of a new school year, in addition to COVID-19 concerns.